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Google Scholar Profile, CV (updated 9/2023)

29 McCormack, J., Karnes, M. ††, Haulsee, D., Fox, D., & Kim, S. L. (2023). Shark teeth zinc isotope values document intrapopulation foraging differences related to ontogeny and sex. Communications biology, 6(1), 711.


28 Griffiths, M. L., Eagle, R. A., Kim, S. L., Flores, R. J., Becker, M. A., Maisch IV, H. M., ... & Shimada, K. (2023). Endothermic physiology of extinct megatooth sharks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120(27), e2218153120.


27 Trayler, R. B., Landa, P. V., & Kim, S. L. (2023). Evaluating the efficacy of collagen isolation using stable isotope analysis and infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Archaeological Science, 151, 105727.


26 Uiterwaal, S., Squires, A., Grappone, B., Dillard, B., Castaneda, A., Kim, S.L., DeLong, J. (2023) Intraguild predation is increased in areas of low prey diversity in a generalist predator community. Journal of Animal Ecology.


25    Seelos, M., Beutel, M., McCord, S., Kim, S.L., Vigil K. (2022). Plankton Population Dynamics and Methylmercury Bioaccumulation in the Pelagic Food Web of Mine-Impacted Surface Water Reservoirs. Hydrobiologia.


24    Kim, S.L.*, Yeakel, J.D.*, Balk, M., Eberle, J., Zeichner, S.S., Fieman, D., Kriwet, J. (2022) Decoding the dynamics of dental distributions: insights from shark demography and dispersal. Proceedings to the Royal Society B.

23 Kast, E. R., Griffiths, M. L., Kim, S. L., Rao, Z. C., Shimada, K., Becker, M. A., et al. (2022). Cenozoic megatooth sharks occupied extremely high trophic positions, 6529(June), 7–18.

22 McCormack, J., Griffiths, M. L., Kim, S. L., Shimada, K., Karnes, M. ††, Maisch, H., et al. (2022). Trophic position of Otodus megalodon and great white sharks through time revealed by zinc isotopes. Nature Communications 13:1, 13(1), 1–10.


21 Fraser, D., Kim, S. L., Welker, J. M., & Clementz, M. T. (2021). Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) enamel phosphate δ18O values reflect climate seasonality: Implications for paleoclimate reconstruction. Ecology and Evolution, 11(23), 17005–17021.


20 El Masri, B., Stinchcomb, G. E., Cetin, H., Ferguson, B., Kim, S. L., Xiao, J., & Fisher, J. B. (2021). Linking remotely sensed carbon and water use efficiencies with in situ soil properties. Remote Sensing, 13(13).


19 Landry, Z., Kim, S.L., Trayler, R. B., Gilbert, M., Zazula, G., Southon, J., & Fraser, D. (2021). Dietary reconstruction and evidence of prey shifting in Pleistocene and recent gray wolves (Canis lupus) from Yukon Territory. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 571, 110368.


18 Carlisle, A. B., Allan, E. A., Kim, S. L., Meyer, L., Port, J., Scherrer, S., & O’Sullivan, J. (2021). Integrating multiple chemical tracers to elucidate the diet and habitat of Cookiecutter Sharks. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1–16.


17 Kim, S. L.*, Zeichner, S. S. †*, Colman, A. S., Scher, H. D., Kriwet, J., Mörs, T., & Huber, M. (2020). Probing the ecology and climate of the Eocene Southern Ocean with sand tiger sharks Striatolamia macrota. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 1–21.


16 Lyon, E. C. ††, McGlue, M. M., Erhardt, A. M., Kim, S. L., Stone, J. R., & Zimmerman, S. R. H. (2020). Late Holocene hydroclimate changes in the eastern Sierra Nevada revealed by a 4600-year paleoproduction record from June Lake, CA. Quaternary Science Reviews, 242, 106432.


15 Akhtar, A.A., Santi, L.M., Griffiths, M.L., Becker, M., Eagle, R., Kim, S.L., Kocsis, L., Rosenthal, Y., Higgins, J. A. (2020). A record of the d44/40Ca and [Sr] of seawater over the last 100 million years from fossil elasmobranch tooth enamel. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

14 Lyon, E.C. ††, McGlue, M.M., Woolery, E.W., Kim, S.L., Stone, J.R., & Zimmerman, S.R.H. (2019). Sublacustrine geomorphology and modern sedimentation in a glacial scour basin, June Lake, eastern Sierra Nevada, U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 89(10), 919–934.

13 Tamburin, E.††, Kim, S.L., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R., Madigan, D J., Hoyos-Padilla, M., Sánchez-González, A., et al. (2019). Isotopic niche and resource sharing among young sharks (Carcharodon carcharias and Isurus oxyrinchus) in Baja California, Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 613.

12 Whiteman, J.P., Kim, S.L., McMahon, K.W., Koch, P.L., & Newsome, S.D. (2018). Amino acid isotope discrimination factors for a carnivore: physiological insights from leopard sharks and their diet. Oecologia, 188(4).

11 Zeichner, S.S., Colman, A.S., Koch, P.L., Polo-Silva, C., Galván-Magaña, F., & Kim, S.L. (2017). Discrimination factors and incorporation rates for organic matrix in shark teeth based on a captive feeding study. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 90(2).

10 Kim, S.L., Shuman, B.N., Minckley, T.A., & Marsicek, J.P. (2016). Biogeochemical Change During Climate-Driven Afforestation: A Paleoecological Perspective from the Rocky Mountains. Ecosystems, 19(4), 615–624.

Tomašových, A., Kennedy, J.D., Betzner, T.J., Kuehnle, N.B., Edie, S., Kim, S., et al. (2016). Unifying latitudinal gradients in range size and richness across marine and terrestrial systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283(1830).

Hoen, D.K., Kim, S.L., Hussey, N.E., Wallsgrove, N.J., Drazen, J.C., & Popp, B.N. (2014). Amino acid 15N trophic enrichment factors of four large carnivorous fishes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 453.

Kim, S.L., Eberle, J.J., Bell, D.M., Fox, D.A., & Padilla, A. (2014b). Evidence from shark teeth for a brackish Arctic Ocean in the Eocene greenhouse. Geology, 42(8), 695–698.

Kim, S.L., Thewissen, J.G.M., Churchill, M.M., Suydam, R.S., Ketten, D.R., & Clementz, M.T. (2014a). Unique biochemical and mineral composition of whale ear bones. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 87(4), 576–584.

Carlisle, A.B., Kim, S.L., Semmens, B.X., Madigan, D.J., Jorgensen, S.J., Perle, C.R., et al. (2012). Using stable isotope analysis to understand the migration and trophic ecology of northeastern Pacific white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). PLoS ONE, 7(2).

Kim, S.L., & Koch, P.L. (2012). Methods to collect, preserve, and prepare elasmobranch tissues for stable isotope analysis. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 95(1), 53–63.

Kim, S.L., Casper, D.R., Galván-Magaña, F., Ochoa-Díaz, R., Hernández-Aguilar, S.B., & Koch, P.L. (2012c). Carbon and nitrogen discrimination factors for elasmobranch soft tissues based on a long-term controlled feeding study. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 95(1), 37–52.

Kim, S.L., Martinez del Rio, C., Casper, D., & Koch, P.L. (2012b). Isotopic incorporation rates for shark tissues from a long-Term captive feeding study. Journal of Experimental Biology, 215(14), 2495–2500.

1         Kim, S.L., Tinker, M.T., Estes, J.A., & Koch, P.L. (2012a). Ontogenetic and Among-Individual Variation in Foraging Strategies of Northeast Pacific White Sharks Based on Stable Isotope Analysis. PLoS ONE, 7(9).

Book Chapter

Whitenack, L.B., Kim, S.L, Sibert, E.C. (2022) Bridging the Gap Between Chondrichthyan Paleobiology and Biology. Biology of sharks and their relatives 3.


Educational Publications

Kretke, K.A., Kim, S.L., & Bresler, M., (2010). Resonant Pendulums: An Inquiry-Based Physics Lab, in Hunter, L. and Metevier, A.J. eds., Santa Cruz, p. 171.

Kim, S.L., Stauffer, H., Peach, K., & Nelson, K., (2010). The Tipping Point: Thresholds Between Earth's Physical Systems, in Hunter, L. and Metevier, A.J. eds., p. 237.

In review

Li, H., Kipp, M.A., Kim, S.L., Kast, E.R., Eberle, J.J., Tissot, F.L.H. (in review) Exploring U isotopes in shark teeth as a paleo-redox proxy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.


Abbey, A., Randolph-Flagg, N., de Villa, K., Kim, S.L., Shuster, D.L. (in revision) Tracing short-lived hydrothermal circulation systems and water-rock interactions around small-scale basalt intrusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.


Larocca Conte, G. ††, Lopes, L., Mine, A.H., Trayler, R.B., Kim, S.L. (in review) A protocol to precipitate pristine silver phosphate from heterogeneous materials for oxygen isotope composition. Chemical Geology.


Karnes, M. E. ††, Chan, R. L. ††, Kuntz, J. P. ††, Griffiths, M. L., Shimada, K., Becker, M. A., ... & Kim, S. L. (minor revisions). Enigmatic Carbonate Isotope Values in Shark Teeth: Evidence for Environmental and Dietary Controls. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology


Valdez, A.D., Trayler, R.B., Kim, S.L. (in review). Sharks on the Generalist – Specialist continuum based on stable isotope analysis of dental collagen. Marine Biology.